Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gooooood News

I have lots of things to smile about.

1. My good friend Mrs. Hayley Pingree featured me on her blog today. I feel so famous! She asked me to do a guest post while she is away on vacation in Alaska with her hubby. Hers is one of my most stalked blogs for sure.

2. Bentley is forever off the Bachelorette, at least physically. How much do you want to bet that Ashley makes some kind of reference to getting over him on every episode for the rest of the season? Did you see this clip?

3. My trip to Utah is coming up! I'm so excited to have a full week off of work. && More importantly I am SO excited to see one of my best friends get married. The rest of the week will be spent with people that I have been apart from for far too long. Definition of bliss.

Which comes to my next dilemma...
I leave on FRIDAY and I have yet to come up with a road trip playlist.
So far I have the entire Bon Iver album and this song.
I promise you that won't last me all 9 hours.
So I need your help. What are your favorite road trip songs? Anything you are obsessing over lately? What do you listen to with the windows down, driving through the desert?

P.S. How adorable is this engagement shoot. I want to go watch "Sound of Music" now

Thursday, June 23, 2011


How great are these posters? I could spend hours day dreaming over these.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Things my sister does to annoy me.

Here is a list of all the things my sister does to annoy me:

-Steps in my room at 2 in the morning to release a bug she caught in her room... causing me to go crazy with the constant buzz of its wings. I still haven't caught it.

-Criticizes my driving... yet refuses to ever drive.

-Borrows my cloths... before I have ever had a chance to wear them yet. This includes my bra. No, I have no idea what is wrong with her.

- Insists that everything I own is ugly, and then wears it the next day claiming.. it looks better on her anyways (which it usually does)

- Steals my expensive camera to take pictures of her and her friends in ripped t shirts, and then just leaves it out on the table, where it could have a number of terrifying things happen to it.

-Did I ever mention that she takes my things without asking? Ohh and then throws them on the floor of her room? I did? Okay good.

-Takes control of the music in the car and plays the same 3 songs over and over again.

-Opens my letter from the DMV and doesn't tell me about it. She thought it was a ticket. It was my drivers lisense renewall.

- && a number of things you wouldn't believe.

This is not one of those posts that ends with "despite all the horrible things she does, I still love her"

The post could alternately be titled "reasons why Scott is the favorite"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bon Iver - Wash. "Bon Iver"

I have many a blog post up and coming. They may include, but are not limited to: The Civil Wars Concert, The most amazing salad dressing, and a date to see Jimmy Kimmel Live.

But the BEST news of all is.... I got the new Bon Iver album today.
I'm mesmerized.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sick Day

Today I was sick.
It was no fun at all.
So I did what I only thought was natural.
Distract yourself so that you don't remember that you are sick.
I did what I always do when I don't want to think about anything other than what is right in front of me... pull out my camera. But since I was sickkkkk I didn't want to get out of my bed. So I didn't.
I love the colors, shapes, and patterns in my room. You did good mom.
Don't let the smile deceive you. I really was miserable until about 7 o'clock today. But this song sure did make me happier... Don't you love when music does that?

p.s. I want Jessica's Pumpkin Cookies SO badly right now.

p.p.s. Sometimes I feel like this...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Live in the now

Sometimes I can get so distracted with the future. Not just long time future like jobs, majors, serving a mission, finding a husband (eek), starting a family... but sometimes I get caught up in things that aren't happening for another week or month. I get excited about seeing all my friends that I haven't seen since before Jerusalem and the ones that I left either in Jerusalem or the SLC airport, I get excited about my best friends wedding, about road trips and beach trips.

It got me thinking about living in the now. I get so excited about what is to come that I forget about the great things that are happening now... the things that I don't always get to do all the time, like help my brother with his homework, or listen to my little sister talk about her Freshman drama. Things that maybe aren't things that I look forward towards, but things that I enjoy while they are happening. I miss out on moments when my mind is in the future.

This realization came to my while helping Scott with his homework. We had been working out word problems and we were sketching it out to help him understand better. I got busy on facebook while he was working, then he tapped me to show me something. At first I was uninterested thinking it was a math problem he had solved or that maybe he was going to ask me a question about something that I have no idea about (yesterday he asked me which state was the cheese state. Its Wisconsin). I looked over to see a little drawing he had done of us at the movies from the night before.
(Am I really that glamorous?)

This little experience set me off on my new goal for the summer, or for life really. Its that I've decided I need to start living in the moment, stopping looking forward to things (its okay to do every so often, I was just letting it consume me more than it should). I want to appreciate the little things like spending time with my family, answering Scotts random questions and reading him Harry Potter at night. I want to spend my time teaching Kelsey not to worry about boys and to worry more about school. I want to enjoy each laugh and each funny line Paige throws out there. I want to see things as they are now, because they won't always be this way. I want to look forward to each sunrise and each sunset.

So here is to the now.